Slowly but surely, I am getting addicted to Taiwanese idol drama. Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 has acted in many idol dramas but this is the first time I am watching her. The other times that I tried to watch her drama, I thought she overacts and gave up watching. In the recent Golden Bell Awards, she and Sui Tang were the favourite to win the best actress and I was delighted by Tian Xin’s much deserved win for her role in ‘My Perfect Man我的完美男人’ (See my review in https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/%e6%88%91%e7%9a%84%e5%ae%8c%e7%be%8e%e7%94%b7%e4%ba%ba-taiwanese-drama/.)
In this drama, Xiao Ru gets jilted by her pilot boyfriend. She meets Song Jie Xiu, an architect, who was disappointed by his actress girlfriend, Ai Wei for hiding their relationship. In a drunkard moment, Xiao Ru and Jie Xu decide to get married. When they wake up sober, they decide to get a divorce but are persuaded by Ai Wei to pretend to be married for 100 days so as to fend off the paparazzi trailing Jie Xiu and her. Xiao Ru agrees for the money.
Jie Xiu falls in love with the kind-hearted Xiao Ru, who not only helps him retain a large contract, but also heal his relationship with his estranged mother. For all her worldly goodness, Xiao Ru seems to be stepping on other’s wrong foot and gets into trouble with her supervisor and Ai Wei. To add to the love triangle, her childhood friend from the orphanage appears to regain her love. In a subplot, Jie Xiu tries to locate Xiao Ru’s long-lost mother and thus wins her love.
There are many instances of over-acting by both the lead actor and actress. Joseph Chang as Song Jie Xiu can be throwing tantrums one minute and then acts maturely the next. Although as a couple Jie Xiu and Xiao Ru have the chemistry, the flip-flop between cutie couple and serious adults is too glaring a juxtaposition to be realistic. The sub-plots are also draggy and the loose ends for the subplots tied up a little too neatly.
Still, what more do one expect of idol dramas!